Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Our Autumn network meeting is 29th Sept 2020 6pm. 

Unlike a typical FLA meeting, this one would not be at a feminist library or archive, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown. We are meeting online for the second time to connect despite lockdown and beyond borders. This presents its own unique challenges and opportunities:
We will be checking in with everyone to see how feminist libraries and archives around the country, and beyond, are doing, and what the different approaches to the pandemic have been.
We are inviting international libraries, archives and bookshops to find out more about how and what they are doing during the pandemic, what projects are still happening and which have had to be cancelled or postponed, and to build and expand our international connections. We will share learnings on new modes of working, and the future outlook from our different locations and perspectives.

Confirmed guests:
Maissan Hassan – Women & Memory Forum, Egypt
Candace Falk – Emma Goldman Papers project, USA

*Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtf-6rrTMtEt1DW5wEbQifIe2MYXHuhxPo

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

EVENTS ARCHIVE

Summer 2020 FLA network meeting

2nd July 6pm (UK time)

Recording from our last network meeting – Summer 2020:

Includes the first part of the meeting, with presentations from all feminist archives & libraries present. In the second part, which was not recorded, we watched the film on the Austrian archive of Austrian Women’s Artists Association, Hauntings in the Archive, and then discussed it.

1st March 2020

FLA Network meeting

Somerville College, Oxford

FLA, in collaboration with HOWL (History of Women’s Liberation), are organising a conference / meeting and exhibition to which everyone is warmly invited. 

We normally hold three FLA country-wide meetings a year, in the past moving between London, Nottingham and Leeds. Since a FLA meeting was due around the same time as the Oxford WLM Conference on Saturday 29th February, it seemed like a great opportunity to hold the next FLA meeting in Oxford on the same weekend. It will be an opportunity to celebrate women’s history and talk about the future – how to ensure that it is not lost, and the role of FLA in this.

For more details and to register see (the event is free but registration required).

2nd November 2019

FLA Network meeting

Feminist Library*

Please join us for this meeting at this very crucial junction for FLA. Our organisation has been under strain for quite some time, with very limited financial resources and capacity. We need more new energy and fresh ideas to help keep it going. Join us to help keep FLA alive! Whether you can contribute ideas or time and energy, FLA needs you!

Please contact magda@feministlibrary.co.uk if you would like to join. We will enable those who are not able to physically join us to participate remotely, please contact us if you’d like to do that.

*tbc: the Feminist Library is currently in the process of moving, the venue will be confirmed closer to its time.

2nd June 2019

FLA Network meeting

The meeting will be taking place remotely. Please contact magda@feministlibrary.co.uk if you would like to join.

26th & 27th April 2019

Joint benefit for Feminist Library and Unfinished Histories
Conway Hall

Join Feminist Library and Unfinished Histories for a weekend of feminist film and theatre extravaganza! The Friday theme will be feminist film and the Saturday will be dedicated to feminist theatre. Both evenings will be celebrating the Women’s Liberation Movement’s history and creativity.
Read more here.

30th March 2019

FLA Network meeting – Nottingham Women’s Centre

Quarterly meeting of members of the FLA network. New members welcome.

For details of the venue, please go to the Nottingham Women’s Centre website here.

If you have any other questions, please contact magda@feministlibrary.co.uk.

27th November 2018

History Day Conference

Members of FLA steering group will be speaking at this year’s History Day conference. We also have a stall, shared with the Feminist Library.

For more details go to:
https://historycollections.blogs.sas.ac.uk/history-day-2018/

14th June 2018

Copyright Issues for Feminists

FLA is holding another eagerly awaited open meeting with well-known feminist copyright lawyer Naomi Korn, with contributions from Hannah Evans at Wikimedia and Jess Baines from See Red whose recent book of early feminist posters wowed us all. Maggie Murray from Format, whose work is now archived at Bishopsgate Library, will chair.

FLA invites all interested feminists to join the discussion in an open and informative setting.

Naomi will give a brief outline on how copyright affects feminist libraries and archives, and will focus on some examples from current pressing concerns among the network members.

Bring your own questions and concerns to discuss, for example: how do you successfully search for copyright holders; what do these phrases: Open Access? Creative Commons? Orphan works? mean.

Everyone welcome.
PLACE: Feminist Library
5-5a Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7XW
Nearest tubes: Lambeth North, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle

*The event is free but suggested donation for the Feminist Library is £5. The Feminist Library remains independent and is mainly funded by individual donations, so please donate generously. Or sign up to be a Friend of the Feminist Library:
http://feministlibrary.co.uk/support/friends-scheme/

16th June 2018
11:30am-4:30pm

FLA Network meeting at Feminist Archive North in Leeds.

For more information and if you would like to join, please get in touch.

14-15th Oct 2017

FiLiA conference

FLA had a stall at the FiLiA conference last year.

31st Oct 2017

History Day 2017 fair

FLA had a stall at the History Day 2017, Senate House, University of London, fair last year.

10th Feb 2018

FLA Network meeting at the Nottingham Women’s Centre.